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ACSM Personal Training Community

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Vail DeWan

on 16 April 2014

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Transcript of ACSM Personal Training Community

ACSM stands for American College of Sports Medicine
In order to become part of the ACSM personal training community one must study for and pass the CPT exam.
ACSM Provides many tools that help pass the CPT test.

The ACSM Personal Training Community uses written text to educate and pass down ideas to new and potential members.
ACSM Personal Trainers
The textbook that ACSM releases
Written by a group of higher ups in the discourse community.
Educates on many different things in many different ways.

Teaches words that are specific to the ACSM personal training community.

Teaches how to communicate with clients..

Teaches how to develop and prescribe different workout routines.
The ACSM Textbook
ACSM uses journals and articles to stay in constant communication with members of the ACSM community.

The articles tell people of the community valuable information.

There are many different reasons for releasing articles.

New articles are released all the time

ACSM.org Journals
The textbook contains practice tests that the trainer can use to prepare for the CPT exam.

Teaches business aspects of being a personal trainer.

Teaches different body planes.
The ACSM Textbook
ACSM Personal Training Community
How Written Text is Used
ACSM members must learn a whole new literacy to participate in the community

Examples: words such as isometric, isotonic, agonist, antagonist.
Secondary Research
The ACSM Website

Is a big genre set that teaches ACSM CPTs many different things.

There are tabs that are used to navigate the website.

Used by both novice and experienced personal trainers.
James Peterson
James Peterson wrote an article for the ACSM journal outlining ten ethical issues facing health and fitness professionals.
Business ethics
Professional boundaries
Client confidentiality
Conflict of interest
professional certifications
professional representation of skills, abilities, and knowledge
intellectual property
medical advice
professional education
Journal Article Exmple
Further Research
Further research could be if personal trainers are using this education or if they are doing their own thing.
Works Cited
Peterson, James. "Take Ten: Ethical Issues Facing Health/Fitness Professionals." ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal. 3.14 (2010): 46. Print. <http://linksource.ebsco.com/FullText.aspx?linkout=http://ezproxy.net.ucf.edu/login?url=http://ovidsp.ovid.com/ovidweb.cgi?T=JS&ID=&PASSWORD=&PAGE=fulltext&D=ovft&MODE=ovid&NEWS=N&SEARCH=%221091-5397%22.is+and+%2214%22.vo+and+%223%22.ip+and+%2246%22.pg&CSC=Y>.” Writing about writing. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martins, 2011. 466-480

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